Causeway Kickoff Event Is Thursday

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Causeway started as an online platform that connected unmet needs with people who wanted to help, a website where people with ideas could drum up funding and support, and those who wanted to help could decide how to pitch in.  A kickoff for the next phase of Causeway will be held Thursday. 

The kickoff will include BBQ, Blues and a few surprises and is hosted by Causeway, the Benwood Foundation and Footprint Foundation.  It will be held at Patten Parkway, downtown Chattanooga, from 6-8:30 p.m.

Causeway is moving from an exclusively online platform to one that is present in the city. They aim to be a resource hub, putting boots on the ground to connect Chattanooga residents, and to help them develop innovative solutions to some of the city’s most pressing civic challenges. 

They are stepping up activity, focusing on creating more programs and opportunities for people to engage in Chattanooga. Over the next few months they will be piloting several new initiatives with the goal of creating a network of people committed to improving the city.  They are building a strong team, and moving the workspace into the heart of the city, on Patten Parkway, to create an accessible environment.

Guests at the Causeway Kickoff will find out specifics about new programming, meet the staff, hear about a few new opportunities, and see where Causeway lays down their welcome mat. 

For more information please contact Chelsea Conrad, at chelsea.c@causeway.org or 521-5554. Learn more about Causeway at causeway.org.

5th Annual Veterans' Business And Education Expo Is Tuesday

The Tennessee Veterans Business Association will hold its fifth annual Business and Education Expo from  8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesday  at the Holiday Inn - World's Fair Park in Knoxville. This is a dual purpose event, a business trade show and hiring/education expo, and will provide opportunities for business to business networking, career opportunities showcase, ... (click for more)

3 Chief Petty Officers Pinned In Ceremony on Saturday

Three chief petty officers were officially pinned during their chief pinning ceremony on Saturday  at the downtown YMCA in Chattanooga .  The chief petty officer is the highest attainable rank in the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps. Chief petty officers must be in the Sea Cadet program for a minimum of 33 months, attend certain advanced trainings, complete ... (click for more)

Deonta Banks, 23, Shot On Wilcox Boulevard Early Sunday Morning

Deonta Banks, 23, was shot early Sunday morning on Wilcox Boulevard. At approximately  3 a.m.  the Chattanooga Police Department responded to shots fired at 3232 Wilcox Boulevard.  Upon arrival, Chattanooga police located a single victim, Deonta Banks, suffering from a non life-threatening gunshot wound. He  was transported to a local hospital for treatment. ... (click for more)

Man Stabbed In Domestic Dispute On Sunrise Lane Saturday Morning

A man was stabbed Saturday morning on Sunrise Lane.   At approximately  11:41  a.m., the Chattanooga Police Department responded to a reported stabbing at 309 Sunrise Lane.  Officers located a 45-year-old black male suffering from a non life-threatening stab wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital for his injury.   The ... (click for more)

Obama Doesn't Want You To Save For College

Over the past few decades, federal aid for post-secondary education has decreased and transitioned largely from grants to guaranteed student loans.   At the same time, the cost of college has far exceeded the cost of inflation creating a situation in which college has become less affordable and causing students to pile up debt that is at an all-time high.   This debt ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Great Peace Pipe

There is a serious rift between our state legislators and Erlanger Hospital that has me worried. If I worry about something, it doubles the power of the worry. My problem? I am convinced we have the best collection of people at the State Legislature in Nashville we’ve ever had – I adore each of them. I am also blessed to believe Erlanger is back on track and, after a sensational ... (click for more)